Saturday, September 20, 2014 9 am to Noon
The 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, is the country’s largest premier marine environment volunteer event. Last year, thanks to the 80,000-plus volunteers throughout the state, more than a million pounds of trash and recyclables were collected from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways. Guinness Book of World Records called Coastal Cleanup Day “the largest garbage collection”!
Bring your friends and family to Coastal Cleanup Day at Carmel Beach and show your support for our shared natural resources. Make a difference in your community—it’s fun and it’s educational too.
No need to pre-register. Just sh …Read Full Article
Please join Public Services Director, Sharon Friedrichsen, at one of the upcoming Carmel Chat sessions.
Monday, Sept 15
Carmel City Chat/Sunset with Carmel Public Services Director
Meet at Garden Club Benches at Dunes at Del Mar and Ocean
Wednesday, Sept 17
Carmel City Chat with Carmel Public Services Director
4:00- 5:00 PM
First Murphy Park
Tuesday, Sept 23
Carmel City Chat with Carmel Public Services Director
Piccadilly Park …
Natural Gas Line Break Causes Evacuation on Camino Real Between 11th and 12th; No Injuries Reported
A break in a natural gas line caused by an engineering firm in a Carmel-by-the-Sea residential area late Friday morning created a gas cloud and necessitated the precautionary evacuation of a two-block area for about 90 minutes before PG&E personnel repaired the line.
No injuries were reported and there was no property damage.
The break occurred shortly before 12 noon on Camino Real between 11th and 12th avenues when workers for the engineering company accidentally snagged a gas line while they were digging a trench to put in a conduit for a home there, said Carmel Police Commander Paul Tomasi.
The gas cloud was about 20 feet high and hovered in front of several properties for a distance of about 20 feet before winds dissipated it.
Homes and other properties on both sides of Camino Real between 11th and 12th avenues and on the next block east, Casanov …Read Full Article
What is Hidden Under the Sand?
This picture is taken at Scenic and Eighth. What people might not realize is that under the sand is a continuous defection system (CDS) unit. The CDS unit is located below the storm drain and will help capture sediment, trash, oil and other dry weather runoff before it enters the ocean. Please see the pictures from the installation of the unit. This project, known as the ASBS Dry Weather Diversion Project, was largely funded by a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board.
In Carmel-by-the-Sea, all water and other substances in the storm drai …Read Full Article
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 6:00 pm
Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that – as Ira puts it- “have no business being together – dance and radio.” The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories.
The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance parties, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. As the title indicates, the show is in three acts. Act one is about the job of bein …Read Full Article
On Wednesday August 27 the Village christened the newly dedicated Bates Bench at the Post Office plaza. The event was well attended by friends and family to recognize the life work of Bill Bates and to reflect on the joy his cartoons depicting the unique characteristics of Carmel-by-the-Sea continue to bring to all. Click here to read more about Bill Bates. …Read Full Article
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea Reminds Residents of Great Need for Emergency Preparedness Plan
The devastation from the recent earthquake in Napa is a keen reminder that the citizens of Carmel-by-the-Sea and our business owners should have an emergency plan in place so they are prepared to take care of themselves, their family and their employees during any type of disaster or emergency. Some of the natural disasters that can occur in Carmel include earthquakes, tsunamis, winter storms, extreme weather, flooding, urban wildland fires, and power outages from fallen trees because of Carmel’s unique urban forest setting. We don’t want to scare you. We just want you to be prepared should something serious and unexpected occur.
The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea has an emergency operation plan that incorporates the policies and principles of the federal National Incident Management System (NIMS) and also the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) used throughout the …Read Full Article
The City installed a 25,000 gallon cistern, buried beneath the Del Mar parking area, to capture water from a natural spring to water the plantings along the Scenic Rd. pathway. However, the Scenic Rd. pathway irrigation system has been off line for a while due to a broken transmission wire buried beneath the Del Mar dunes. Last month (July) a new wireless transmitter was installed at the irrigation controllers near 8th Ave. to send a signal to operate the water pump located beneath the Del Mar parking lot.
Since the system has been down for some time, staff is going through the 40+ irrigation stations to troubleshoot and repair each station to be fully operational since the Pathway is over 25 years old. Once repairs have been made, some new plants will be installed to revitalize and beautify the landscape along the pedestrian path. A major renovation of the Pathway is planned for future years as a capital project, the Scenic Pathway and Landscape Renovation project. …Read Full Article